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July 2022 eBay Mandate: Sporting Goods (Golf & Cycling) Category Changes

By Laura Cassidy   
July 04, 2022

Fore! It’s time to change gear in preparation for item specific changes in the Sporting Goods (Golf & Cycling) category. There’s less than a month to go until the July 2022 eBay mandate deadline and we want to make sure you’re ready!

Let’s take a closer look at what will be changing in the category of Sporting Goods.

Why another eBay mandate?

eBay mandates are beneficial to both buyers and sellers. For buyers, it provides an even smoother ability to search for products – saving time and frustration looking for the perfect item. For sellers, it increases the chance of their listings getting seen by the buyer. With mandates being a win-win situation for everyone, it’s a no brainer to comply and update your listings.


Here are a few examples of affected categories in the Sporting Goods vertical for the UK:

Category Product
Cycling Sunglasses & Goggles  
Helmets & Protective Gear Helmet Accessories  
Golf Clothing, Shoes & Accessories Sport Protective Eyewear  
Bike Accessories Kickstands  


Here is a full list of item specifics that may be required for UK listings:

  • Department
  • Frame Colour
  • Type


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Aspect Finder+ is one of our most popular tools. Use this to generate a detailed report highlighting which of your listings have Required, Required Soon, Recommended or Optional item specifics. You will also benefit from auto-populated item specifics that will ensure not only increased coverage but higher traffic to your listings, resulting in better conversion rates.

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For more resources on the July 2022 eBay mandate, read up on these most recent articles:

July 2022 eBay Mandate: Overview

July 2022 eBay Mandate: Home & Garden

July 2022 eBay Mandate: Collectibles & Toys

July 2022 eBay Mandate: Parts & Accessories

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